United Fund sets $120K goal, plans run for fundraiser

Published 12:31 am Thursday, November 30, 2017

Covington County United Fund board members have added a 5K to their fundraising strategies in an effort to reach the $120,000 goal they’ve set for the 2018 drive.

CCUF President Amanda Wardle said board members will continue their traditional fundraising methods, but are hopeful that the additional resources will help them reach their goal.

Board members and volunteers encourage local residents to contribute the equivalent of one hour of pay per month through payroll deductions or direct contributions.

United Fund of Covington County is a strictly-local charity, she explained.

“Everything we raise stays here,” she said.

Board member Courtney Duke has organized the Red Nose Reindeer Dash, a 5K run and walk set for Sat., Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. The event begins at the Farmer’s Market. Online registration is available online at active.com.


This year’s drive will serve the following agencies:

  • American Red Cross, Covington County
  • Andalusia Community Christmas
  • Bethesda House
  • Covington County 4-H Clubs
  • Covington County Adult Training Center
  • Covington County Imagination Library
  • Crossover Ministries
  • Florala Senior Center
  • Governor’s Committee on Employment of Persons with •Disabilities
  • Lucile Pierce Family Literacy Center
  • Opp Benevolence Fund
  • Opp Meals on Wheels
  • Public libraries
  • SAFE of Covington County
  • Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Tri-City Pee Wee Football
  • Youth Sports Recreation Boards

Other CCUF board members are Bridges Anderson, Alan Bracewell, Wayne Bush, Dawn Carnley, Shannon Driver, Terry Holley, Wem Mellown, Denise Patterson, Michael Smithart, Mitch Thorn, Alan Thrash, Ted Watson and Wanda Woods.